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Layer: Cost-Effective AI CopilotsAlumni Ventures portfolio company Layer presents an attractive AI software alternative for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Layer allows companies to easily deploy and manage cost-effective AI copilots — next-gen chatbots that serve as dynamic virtual assistants. Layer’s copilots seamlessly integrate with complex web platforms, enhancing user experiences and streamlining web interfaces.
Harnessing Nuclear Fusion to Produce Critical Medicine: A Conversation with Greg Piefer CEO of Shine TechnologiesMany scientists see fusion as the future of energy. Per National Geographic, fusion is a “clean, plentiful fuel so efficient Earth’s entire annual supply could fit in a swimming pool. That’s the dream, but the science is there, too.”
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Masterclass Live! How Triphammer Ventures Evaluates a DealJoin us for a 45-minute presentation hosted by Triphammer Managing Partner Brian Keil and Partner Wesley Yiu. In this session, you will discover the framework our team uses to evaluate promising startups, walk through the process, and learn how you, too, can invest in startups just like this through Triphammer Ventures. There will be time for open questions during the call. Triphammer Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for Cornell alumni and friends of the community. Register below to reserve your spot for this upcoming webinar.
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116 Street Ventures: 2023 Wrap Up and Looking Into 2024Join us for a live, 45-minute webinar about 116 Street Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for Columbia alumni and friends of the community. The discussion will be led by 116 Street Ventures Managing Partner Ludwig Schulze and will feature a year-in-review for the fund and VC in general. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of Columbia, and there will be time available for questions.
Veteran-Led Companies in Alumni Ventures’ PortfolioAccording to the U.S. SBA, there are nearly 2 million veteran-owned businesses in the U.S., which employ over 5 million Americans and generate $1.3 trillion annually. Below we honor some of the brave founders in our portfolio who’ve served our nation. Join us in celebrating both their exceptional patriotism and contributions to innovation.
5 Seed Investing Trends We’re Watching in 2023Alumni Ventures’ investment teams monitor promising seed and pre-seed companies as they emerge across a wide range of sectors. Below is a sample of exciting sectors and emerging verticals that we’re following as we source promising opportunities for this year’s Seed Fund.
Alumni Ventures’ Track Record of Investing in Foundational TechAV has invested in more than 1,200 startups developing both foundational and disruptive tech. Learn about some of our exciting portfolio companies developing innovative solutions in artificial intelligence, biotech, and quantum computing
Venture Deep Dives: Generative AI & The Future of Consumer ContentOur “Deep Dives” series explores vital aspects of burgeoning VC sectors with one of our ~50 investing experts. This week, Principal Grant Demeter discusses the impact of generative AI on the future of consumer content. Learn how generative AI could add as much as $4.4 trillion in value to the global economy.*
Venture Capital Roundtable: The Power of Seed InvestingExplore the art of seed investing with a distinguished panel of experienced seed investing venture capitalists, including Leslie Goldman Tepper of The Artemis Fund, Matt Fates from Innospark Ventures, and Jenieri Cyrus of the Urban Innovation Fund. Hosted by the Alumni Ventures Seed Fund, this discussion included Seed Fund Managing Partner Ron Levin, Senior Principal Meera Oak, and Senior Associate Brittney Wade. This event promises to be an enriching journey into the world of venture capital and the wealth-building opportunities of seed investments. Watch on-demand below.